Wave and downwind specialist

Downwind love

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The Harlem wave is my weapon of choice

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Jelle van Zelm, team rider

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Who is Jelle?

He launched his career at one of the big four accounting firms, then launched is own business and now works as an interim finance professional. Speaking about launching: He launched his first Harlem kite right before the SSF Ultra Man. This was a Harlem Wave, and Jelle was sold immediately. He’s riding and promoting Harlem ever since.

 

Where to find Jelle?

His homespot is the North Sea, but of course he also chases the winds around the world. His favourite spot is the Northeast of Brazil, between Natal and Atins. This spot is also his best kite moment ever: Making it without a scratch from Preá to Barra Grande (115km straight-line) in under five hours during the Surfin Sem Fim Ultra Man (1.000km downwind from Natal to Atins).

 

“Getting out there is all that matters”